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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 23

Update those iPods and playlists with this week’s mix of brand new music.

Lupe Fiasco drops his first single to the highly anticipated Food & Liquor 2

Rick Ross blows up twitter feeds everywhere as he drops another single.

Kendrick Lamar delivers for Tom Clany’s latest video game.

The indie summer  jams have been flooding in constantly.

Donald Glover gets deep in preparation for a new tape.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 22

That summer feeling is in the air and it’s time to add to your playlists.

Rick Ross dropped a brand new single from God Forgives, I Don’t featuring Usher.

Black Hippy crew member Ab-Soul released his second LP while MMG’s Meek Mill dropped the much anticipated Dreamchasers 2. 

New music from The Temper Trap, T.I., Boy, Poliça, Mystery Jets, and Pretty Lights.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 18

Kanye West did his thing last week, having every major blog around the world talking about you; check. First it was “Theraflu,” where he tweeted the artistically provocative artwork. Then, the chatter surrounding a G.O.O.D. music compilation album surfaced with a single featuring label mates. Mr. West has this innate ability to get everyone in the music industry, be it artists, Russell Simmons or bloggers; to hone in on whatever he’s up to.

Roc Nation’s Jay Electronica finally graces the music scene with a fresh new track.

Urban Noize does a fine job of remixing the West/Fiasco “Touch The Sky” single with some Florence Welch vocals.

The Swedish Dream Pop group JJ is working on their third LP and gave us a taste of it this week.

New singles from Kid Ink, Curren$y, Dragonette, T.I., Blue Foundation, Fat Joe and more.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 15

Hot Chip released a video this week of their new single “Flutes,” and Friday, the MP3 surfaced. Incredible production value, i’m anticipating a fantastic record.
3 tracks from Frank Ocean this week. “Thinking About You” has finally surfaced in 320 kbps, I am ecstatic.
Nas dropped his second single for his final Def Jam album Life Is Good, expected sometime this year. Phenomenal production team on this track.
If you haven’t already downloaded Wiz’s Taylor Allderdice, I put some of my favourable tracks in the mix.

 

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 14

Good Monday.

Beach House has a fresh, sexy single out and announced the release date for their fourth LP Bloom (May 15). Hopefully this is an indication of more to come from the Baltimore Dream Pop group.
Mac dropped a remix yesterday of my favourite track off Blue Slide Park “Of The Soul.” Enlisting Posdnuos (De La Soul) and Raekwon for some slick verses over a slick beat from I.D. Labs.
New single from John Mayer. Born And Raised due out May 22.
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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 13

 

Happy Monday to everyone. Shake those cobwebs.

Tanlines released another single this week, they’re gearing up for their debut LP Mixed Emotions coming in just over two weeks.
Maybach Music Group’s explicit version of “Bag Of Money” was finally released this afternoon. Self Made, Vol. 2 on it’s way.
Arcade Fire is joining another super-duper stacked soundtrack for the film The Hunger Games (aka another Twilight soundtrack).
Mac Miller dropped two tracks this week for an upcoming project Macadelic, only one of which was worthy of posting.
Two beauty house remixes this week, one for Wiz Khalifa’s “Get Sum” done by Sound Remedy, and the other Eric Prydz on M83’s addicting “Midnight City.”
A couple bangers from Ace Hood and Bow Wow to throw in the “Workout Mix.”

 

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 12

It has been a phenomenal week of music, especially Hip Hop.
J. Cole released some Soul via his Twitter this week. A sample from David Ruffin circa 1969 “Double Cross,” with some kicks, snares and lyrics that bring Hip Hop back down to earth.
Wiz dropped a free track via Twitter. Gorillaz enlisted 3 Stacks and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) for a promotional track for Limited Edition Chucks. Rihanna and Chris Brown both buried the hatchet and hopped on each other’s remixes. Odd Future released a new single for the upcoming project The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2 due out March 20.
Nicki Minaj silenced the critics about being “soft” with her latest single. I highly doubt Sophia Grace’s mom will let here cover this one.
Santigold dropped a fantastic single this week with great instrumentation and another one of her addictive beats. The upcoming project Master Of My Make-Believe is expected May.
Chilled out productions from Ryan Tedder and Dot Da Genius for Bobby Ray and WizardCud.

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